cover image Quicksand


Janet Dailey. Kensington, $26 (368p) ISBN 978-1-4967-2737-4

Dailey’s third Champions romance (after Whiplash) sizzles with suspense and sexual tension as the relationship between reluctant business partners goes from professional to personal. Tess Champion has no choice but to allow rancher Brock Tolman to bail her family’s ranch out of foreclosure, officially making him a co-owner, but she still doesn’t trust the man who bought land out from under her father years ago. As they trade rodeo bulls and learn to work together, however, Tess can’t help but feel an attraction towards Brock—culminating in a kiss that ignites feelings she’s buried since the death of her boyfriend, Mitch, in combat 10 years prior. Brock wants to date but Tess is determined to keep things professional—until the pair’s plane goes down on a business trip and they’re forced to rely on each other to survive. Things become even more dire as Tess learns that an unknown enemy is threatening to uncover the truth of Brock’s murky past. Dailey keeps the pages flying with action and attraction. Fans of cowboy romances will be well pleased. (Sept.)